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tv   Today in Iowa at 5  NBC  December 15, 2015 5:00am-5:30am CST

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have a good day everybody.the important deadline for those needing health insurance next year... and the penalty you could face if you don't sign up by today. he may be known for saying you're fired on t-v... but not here in the hawkeye state... hear why he's saying the opposite to iowans... and december downpour... it's not just the non-stop rain that has these homes surrounded by water. see the community hit twice as hard by this weird weather. plus, the flooded roads you'll need to avoid in the metro this morning. it's tuesday, december 15th. today in iowa starts now.... waking up to cloudy skies and temperatures in the 30s this morning.
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with temperatures cool in thh
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first on 13... barricades are up and levees are on stand-by throughout the metro this morning. that's as flood estimates creep up overnight... two of des moines' main waterways already sit at moderate flood stage... and they aren't going down yet. the raccoon river is well
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it's already four feet above flood stage... and estimates continue to grow. experts now expect it to crest overnight wednesday... at 18.5 feet. that would mean... all levee gates close at water works park... and across george flagg parkway at southwest 18th. this morning, you can plan on fleur drive being closed... the public works department closed it around 3-o'clock yesterday. water build-up in waterworks park... has already forced jolly holiday lights to close for the season - two-weeks early. the des moines river is creeping up this morning as well... it currently sits over 26 feet... that's two feet above flood stage. crest is expected for tomorrow afternoon... at 27.5 feet. barricades are also up along the bike trail near 63rd and grand. walnut creek is covering a portion of the trail under the grand avenue bridge. this december downpour has the community of luther up against a wall. on top on non-stop rain... the
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leaving their homes unlivable today... crews worked all day to help homeowners pump water from their basements... by afternoon, the city park had flooded and water was also threatening city hall... kristen hethcot has lived in luther for 11 years and says she's never seen it this bad before.. "what worries me most is my basement wall probably will collapse in if it doesn't keep going. "i wish it would have snowed...haha because then my septic tank wouldn't be full and i could use the toilet and laundry and do dishes." the county's emergency management has been told to prepare for the des moines river to rise another 10 feet by thursday. that would put the river over it's banks... several homes in ames looked similar to that... squaw creek left its banks yesterday morning.. spilling into a trailer court near 190th street. the street itself is closed. squaw creek crested overnight
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ames police are busy looking for the driver who hit and killed an iowa state student then took off.... 18-year-old emmalee jacobs died yesterday morning... i-s-u police say she was walking across ash avenue onto lincoln way around seven a-m when she was hit. she was taken to the hospital where she later died. ' at this point no ones came forward to say they saw the specific incident, at this point were asking for the publics help, if they were anywhere in that area, campustown specifically lincoln way and ash between 6:30 and 7;00 if they saw any vehicles or they saw people crossing the road at that time wed like them to give us a phone call. friends were forced to put together the pieces as rumors began swirling around campus yesterday morning... they tell us they can only hope the person who did this comes forward...
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there and that this was caught on camera and its just nothing that you could ever imagine. somebody needs to just step up and own up to what they did. if you have information you can call ames police at the number on your screen. polk county sheriff's office needs your help this morning finding a missing des moines teenager... police say 17-year old sam kemp went to a party saturday night in granger and hasn't been seen since. kemp is a black male... 6-feet tall.. 200-pounds.. with blonde and brown dreadlocks. he was last seen wearing a black nike sweatshirt.. dark blue jeans.. and blue shoes. anyone with information is asked to call the polk county sheriff's office. hundreds of waukee students will roam different hallways next year... last night, the waukee school board approved new school boundaries. the plan moves nearly 6-hundred elementary students to a new school. school board members say the change was needed to handle
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meanwhile des moines valley is topping the state... the first boys high school basketball poll has them ranked #1. hoover is fifth, ankeny #6. the ames little cyclones are 7th, ankeny centennial ranks 9th, and dowling just makes the top ten ahead of waukee. other number ones: wahlert in 3a, western christian 2a, and gladbrook reinbeck in 1a. donald trump is issuing a want ad this morning... he wants to
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hired" to iowans... the des moines register reports team trump is looking to expand its iowa fleet of political bargainers. the "precinct captains" will reach out to lock in voters leading up to the caucuses... they'll work off a database of iowans that's reportedly as long as 55-thousand
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volunteer only. we are now just seven weeks away from the february first iowa caucuses. the latest national poll has trump leading the republican pack by 27-points... in iowa... the lead is up for grabs... the state quinnipiac poll has trump up by just one point over texas senator ted cruz. marco rubio and ben carson are the only other candidates with double-digit support. the full republican pack will duke it out tonight... the debate stage is set in las vegas this moring... it'll host the final two debates of the year... undercard and prime time both will be moderated by c-n-n's wolf blitzer. it'll be the first debate to use state polling data to determine who makes the prime-time. that change landed chris christie.. carly fiorina.. and john kasich on the main stage. they'll join front-runner donald trump and five others. the remaining four candidates
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the undercard debate begins at five p-m... and the prime time debate starts at 7-30. governor branstad may have some advice for those republicans vying for office... there was a gentleman in leland, iowa... people appreciate being asked. that's a lesson the governor says his mother taught him... he shared it with a room of 13-hundred people last night. they packed the iowa state fairgrounds to honor the governor's nearly 21 years of service. yesterday he was named the longest serving governor in u-s history... beating new york governor george clinton's record. branstad is currently serving his 6th term as governor. one debate souring his sixth
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the iowa utilities board is set deciding on the bakken oil pipeline... the 18-iowa counties, carrying oil from north dakota to illinois. the board is now deciding whether or not to issue a construction permit. today it's expected to set a deadline for legal briefs to be filed... and decision. the final day has arrived to through healthcare-dot-gov... and metro residents aren't alone as they rush to meet the deadline. channel 13's josh nguyen is live this morning from the evelyn k. davis center.... where they'll be helping people all day to do just tha. good morning josh! drivers in ankeny may have a
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today the department of transportation will reveal their plan to improve interstate 35 there... that includes a plan to update the first street interchange... the hearing is open to the public. it's tonight from 5 to 6-30 at at the best western. plenty of central iowans are packing their bags this week
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but if you're bringing grandma and grandpa along, you may be in for a few extra complications... coming up, we'll tell you what to keep in mind, before you
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who coined the term "side bread?" because there's nothing "side" about this bread. it may look like the moon. but it's the star of the show. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth
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that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. central iowa will wake up to some patchy fog and mostly cloudy skies on this tuesday morning. temperatures are in the mid 30s this morning. skies will stay mainly cloudy today with highs in the mid 40s. another weather disturbance is approaching from the southwest. this system looks to stay just northwest of central iowa and will bring at most a few isolated rain showers late tonight. it will become windy and cooler behind this system and temperatures will drop to the 30s and upper 20s for the end of the work week. the weather stays dry into the weekend with lots of sun and a return to mild december weather with highs back in the 40s by
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'tis the season for holiday travel... but for our older latives... your winter getaway can come with some extra complications... coming up, hear why the experts say you should start planning now to
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street,
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and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. our top story... metro flood waters have crept up overnight... the surge has fleur drive closed this morning... and several trails throughout the metro. that's as the raccoon river and des moines river sit at moderate flood stage... they'll continue to rise into tomorrow. the raccoon will crest overnight tomorrow. the des moines river crests tomorrow afternoon... traveling for the holidays can be exhausting for everyone. but vacationing with an older parent or grandparent... can be even more exhausting. there are special considerations you need to keep in mind, and experts say now is the time to start planning.
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people of all ages like to travel. but as we get older, those travel plans can come with complications. "some seniors definitely can travel they just need to take precaution ahead of time. and if a doctor says it's ok, go for it." breanne brehm is with maxim companion services. she says medical care is a top priority when seniors travel out of town. and it's smart to know what's available and what doctors and hospitals are in your network if there's a problem. "have a list ahead of time of hospitals near you, doctors offices near you, and see if they take your insurance as well. those are just little things you can do ahead of time to make sure that you're safe." loved one can help their relatives by arranging medication, especially when it comes to time hit the road. "if you've recently had surgery or your immune system permanently compromised, i'd suggest trying to have your family come to you instead." the challenge for milies is oft rg for der relatives and young ildren on the same trip."someos will actually travelth a care giver, othersit hire one when ey get to their final stination." maxim companion rvices says they range bh short and long termreor families. one other portant ece of advice when travelingth seniors... don't over do . akse you're getting rest.
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ke sure you enjoy your time." paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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waking up to cloudy skies and temperatures in the 30s this morning. skies will stay cloudy today with temperatures cool in the
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